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Pandemic Forces New Approaches to Dentistry

Just when you thought 2020 couldn't get any worse, that dull but tolerable toothache becomes an ice pick in your jaw.

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State Legislatures Magazine: 'Are High Unemployment Rates Here for the Long Term?'

As the economic damage of the COVID-19 pandemic surged to levels unseen since the Great Recession, economists and state policymakers are contemplating if high unemployment rates will hobble the U.S. economy for an extended period.

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State Legislatures magazine | Making the Most of Working From Home

If you're sorting your clothes by "work pajamas" and "sleep pajamas," you've pretty much made the full buy-in to working at home.

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State Legislatures Magazine: Legislative Leaders Pivot to Non-Virus Challenges

The traditions and customs of America’s legislatures have evolved and been nurtured for two centuries and are every bit as vital to their functioning as the deliberations over bills.

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State Legislatures Magazine: Are We Ready for the Centenarians?

If you need a break from COVID-19 news, check your mailboxes for the latest issue of State Legislatures magazine, coming the last week of March.

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Category: Magazine, COVID-19
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Colorado Abolishes Capital Punishment

Colorado became the 22nd state to abolish capital punishment when Governor Jared Polis signed Senate Bill 100 yesterday.

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State Legislatures Magazine: Looking Ahead at the Hot Issues of 2020

The January/February issue of State Legislatures magazine takes a new look at the top issues for the year ahead.

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Category: Magazine
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 State Legislatures Magazine Takes Peek at World of Education 

It can feel like education officials just keep trying to reinvent the wheel. New curricula, new class sizes, new schedules, more choices, more testing, less testing. Yet the average test scores of our kids remain mediocre and keep slipping lower in international comparisons. 

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State Legislatures Magazine | A Remarkable Man: Bill Pound Retires After 44 years With NCSL

In a heartfelt send-off in the July/August issue of State Legislatures magazine, Bill’s longtime friend and NCSL colleague Carl Tubbesing shows that few leaders and organizations fit together so perfectly as Bill Pound and NCSL.

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Bright New Look; Same Great Content

State Legislatures magazine has been “the magazine of state politics and policy” for 45 years. It’s reputation and popularity are strong.

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Category: NCSL, Magazine
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This blog offers updates on the National Conference of State Legislatures' research and training, the latest on federalism and the state legislative institution, and posts about state legislators and legislative staff. The blog is edited by NCSL staff and written primarily by NCSL's experts on public policy and the state legislative institution.